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I can’t believe that I just typed out the word holidays. I don’t like to look too far ahead around this time of year. I like to give each holiday it’s proper celebration. That being said, it’s very easy to get wrapped up in the hustle and bustle of the holidays which leave little time for working out. Here are a few ways I stay on track during the holidays.
Find alternatives to typical holiday gatherings
I believe in balance when it comes to meeting up with friends, family and co-workers for holiday gatherings. Usually holiday gatherings focus on food, but you can shift the focus to exercise for some of those events. Meeting friends for dinner and drinks – why not agree to meet for a walk before or after the meal? It’s a good way to get even more quality time with your loved ones.
Plan your workouts
I do this all the time, so it’s easy to implement it for the holidays. I know I tend to be a little busier the last two months of the year between work and the holidays. This means that my daily workouts might be shorter, but that’s fine! I know this and plan accordingly. Plus it’s good for me to look at my planner and see what my workout looks like for the following day. It makes it less likely that I will bail on the workout.
Involve the family
Luckily holiday themed races are pretty popular. Why not get your family involved and register for a Turkey Trot? I always feel good when I log miles on Thanksgiving morning. You can also usually find Winter themed races in December as well.
Tell me: How do you fit in fitness over the holidays?
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